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1883-O Branch Mint (Morgan Dollar) Proof SUSPECTS  
 

 
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 Posted 05/31/2018  05:13 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Chanteezy to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
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I have gone throuh s great length of time searching and searching for branch mint proofs. Not just Morganís but all of them. I have researched for years and was able to see one in person. It was an 1883-O. I donít want to bore you guys so Iíll get to the point. Iíve got a lot of experience. I go to shows, am a member of both top tier companies, am a CAC member.. so on and so fourth.. so Iím not just a newbie wondering what they have. Out of the tens of thousands of coins Iíve owned, I believe these are my top notch prime suspects for the 1883-O b.m.p. Please check out the Heritage site for the 1883-O Branch Mint Proof pictures they have up there of the one coin they have thatís graded from the Eliasberg collection. You can also find one if you google ďjack lee and NGC auctionĒ .. okay so without further wasting time.. please let me know your thoughts!






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to CCF @Chanteezy. My best advice for you is to join VAMworld to get the correct audience. There are a few guys over there that really know 1883-O. Ray Sanchez just completed a die study and is at the top of the list for people you should reach out to.
I believe the Eliasberg specimen is a VAM-19 which has a dash 8 and mint mark set slightly left of center. Your first example looks like it fits that criteria. Best of luck..
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 Posted 05/31/2018  09:26 am  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply


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I donít want to bore you guys so Iíll get to the point. Iíve got a lot of experience. I go to shows, am a member of both top tier companies, am a CAC member.. so on and so fourth.. so Iím not just a newbie wondering what they have.

Always good to be reminded that a person's 1st post here doesn't make them a newbie. You sound very qualified and I am sure that if you stick around here, you will be a great asset to this community.
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Interesting subject!



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An interesting topic. In my opinion, both the coins appear to be business strikes that are semi-prooflike or prooflike.

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So the camera angle is off and the toning is hiding it in the first one, but the first is as mirrored as it gets. Proof mirrors like deep lakes. Know how a employee looks like a cheap knock off mirror but proofs have that smooth expensive mirror? Yes.. now the tricky thing about New Orleans bmpís is that they couldnít get the mirror quiet down as well as philly. I read in the book written by Wayne Miller ( whom actually emailed me back a few times and It was like talking to a movie star in my mind.. I felt like a giggly school girl) that the 83-O BMP is silvery compared to philly proofs. The man himself also mentioned to me per email that the denticles are not squared all the way around making the species even harder to pin point.

To Dave 700x: thank you thank you for the info and yes Iíve read up on the VAM site plenty and am a member over there. I didnít post there but I read and printed pages and pages from that site as I read itís coming down. Because of itís coming down I figured there werenít as many people posting or looking over there so I took a chance here.
Itís interesting because Wayne Miller in his books says the 83-o bmp has a scratch above the eagles head. Almost like a cap around the back of the head.. the Elisiaberg has scratches above the eagles head that are long and strange indeed.. the jack lee bmp, well I canít even see a scratch above the eagles head so as far as VAMS go for the 83-o, I just donít know if there is one that flows through every coin minted.

To you all that responded, THANK YOU! I appreciate it so much! Iíll be back. And if you would like a better pic ďsilver dollar 2017Ē Iíd love to send them because they are truly beautiful Morganís no matter what they are.
Especially that first guy..
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Welcome to the Forum Chanteezy.
This is a great place to share and learn.
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to the family (I admit, I had to look up and refresh myself what was meant by Branch Mint Proof)

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I didnít post there but I read and printed pages and pages from that site as I read itís coming down. Because of itís coming down I figured there werenít as many people posting or looking over there so I took a chance here


VAMworld 2.0 is up and running. I still suggest you vet these coins over there. http://vwtest.varslab.com/
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